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5 RESOLUTIONS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH IN 2019

This New Year is the Same You, Just with Newer Capabilities —The term “New Year, New Me” often is thrown around from corner to corner, but lands in the same place every time. Our bad habits make turns, our trauma leads the way, and dirt covers up the truths we hide from the people we love the most. Why? That’s because though we might choose to start over every year, we are not perfect. Nor can we believe we are, or ever will be. There can be no permanent “new” in the lives we have lived, unless God intervenes. This year do not put pressure on yourself to be new, but rather renew your abilities to be better. Build a habit, so they can be long lasting, not short lived. This year is the renewal of your abilities to grow into a new skin that is boundless. This is what to anticipate of the next...

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

I think sometimes we lose sight of things we love, things we cherish, things that are important to us and who we are. But in this moment and every moment, I choose to acknowledge these things and keep them before all else. Sometimes we get distracted by life, and that’s okay, but at the end of the day I choose my priorities. I choose my values, my relationships, my outlook and I choose my relationship with God. I urge all of you to choose these things, too. Or choose other things. Choose something; something to keep you grounded, humble, centered, heart happy and in love with life. I want to take this opportunity to talk about my relationship with God. Maybe this is a selfish article, so that I can see what my relationship with Him really is to me or how it could improve, but maybe i...

MOM TO BE OR NOT

Looking back, I miss the naiveté of my early 20s. Was I aware that I may have fertility issues? Absolutely. PCOS, hypothyroidism, a history of skin cancer, not to mention the multitude of other health issues that came about throughout my life were all reminders that someday I may struggle. With a hopefulness that was almost childlike, I went out into the world and fell in love. After years of the ups and downs of the dating scene, the late nights out with girlfriends, and the numerous laughs and tears shared over glasses of wine, I had FINALLY found the one. He is charming and sweet and goofy, he never hesitated to remind me that I was beautiful or keep in touch with me throughout the days. While he doesn’t share my love of reading, he does share my love of history and sports (although in ...

HEARTSHOCK

I have recently fallen prey to this thing called heartbreak, or perhaps I should refer to it in a more literal term: heartshock.  My heart was shocked by deception and lies which ultimately led to a painful and messy break up.  I was struck with sober emotions like nothing I had ever faced before. I wallowed in self-pity. I behaved like a complete lunatic trying to manipulate and control the situation to achieve the outcome I desired. I hacked his Facebook account, I messaged him incessantly, I tried to win him back through arousing his jealousy – I stopped at nothing to try to win this man back after he betrayed me.  And then I realized I was miserable, psychotic AND not at all able to change the outcome or his behaviors.  This particular situation proved to be a major challenge for...

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